Microsoft kills Scalebound – the next big AAA-offering from Platinum Games.
Rumors have been running wild all day that Microsoft would be killing off Platinum Game’s upcoming Scalebound. Now the Redmond gaming giant has confirmed that it’s officially dropped the hammer on the project, killing it and any hope its fans had of the game seeing the light of day.
The official confirmation comes via Windows Central, whom Microsoft confirmed the cancellation;
“After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for “Scalebound.” We’re working hard to deliver an amazing lineup of games to our fans this year, including “Halo Wars 2,” “Crackdown 3,” “State of Decay 2,” “Sea of Thieves” and other great experiences. For more information on our 2017 plans, please visit: https://news.xbox.com/2017/01/05/xbox-closes-milestone-year-in-2016/.”
Built by Platinum Games, Microsoft just confirmed to us that Scalebound’s development has ceased and that the two companies have parted ways. Scalebound was set to be an action RPG with 4-player co-op, where players formed bonds with gigantic, customizable dragons.
The game formed part of Microsoft’s stacked E3 2016 lineup – alongside Crackdown 3, Halo Wars 2 and others. It’s something of a blow to fans of Platinum Games who were likely looking forward to seeing the t
If the game wasn’t reaching expected heights then it’s a good reason to get rid of the game. While we were excited for the title, we didn’t need another No Man’s Sky on our hands. Rumours have suggested that the development of Scalebound wasn’t going well, and with Microsoft pushing for a 2017 release; it’s likely the game would have only disappointed gamers in the long run.
No news has been given on what comes next for Platinum Games – something that fans of the studio will likely be holding out for at this stage. We suspect Platinum Games won’t be working with Microsoft on whatever it is.
Are you disappointed by Scalebound’s cancellation? Where you looking forward to the unique and quirky Platinum title?